Is Your Gut-Brain Axis Working Against You In the Gym?


Are you bloated after meals? Do you feel gassy a lot? If so, welcome to the club. An estimated 60-70 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of gut distress, and it can extend well beyond stomach discomfort. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and chronic constipation can…

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Fit for the Holidays Challenge – Week 7


Week 6 of this year’s Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven’t done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. We’ll release the next week’s list of daily challenges every weekend. They’ll include a minimum of three days a week…

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The Real Deal Or Just A Bunch Of Bull?


If you’re a fan of energy drinks and supplements, you may have noticed taurine on the ingredient labels of some of your favorite products. Taurine, which comes from the Greek (Tauros) and Latin (Taurus) words for “bull,” is an amino acid that was originally discovered and isolated in an ox. Contrary to popular rumors, taurine…

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The Greater Purpose of Strength


  Welcome to the second installment of the Socially Conscious Squatter Show. Here we examine the intimate link between fitness, health, and the issues of our time.     Our society is in deep need of authentic support systems and outlets that promote physical expression and health. In a world increasingly at odds with adult…

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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Butternut Squash


Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Butternut Squash is an easy, delicious, and healthy side dish (no roasting or boiling needed) that you can make for any holiday meal. Mashed butternut squash is constant on our holiday table. It’s something I have been watching my mother make for years and after thinking I didn’t like it growing up,…

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